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April 25, 2018
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KieranTimberlake Awarded as 2018 COTE Top Ten

By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins
Flexible, daylit office spaces | Ortlieb's Bottling House

KieranTimberlake was awarded as 2018 COTE Top Ten for integrating high design with advanced performance in ten key areas for its project Ortlieb's Bottling House. Jurors also designated one project as a Top Ten Plus recipient for its exceptional post-occupancy performance data. 

Faced with a growing firm and an increasing need for building and meeting space, Philadelphia-based architecture firm KieranTimberlake transformed a former beer bottling plant into a new studio and testing ground featuring a fabrication lab, model making shop, and breakout spaces. The firm took advantage of the mid-century building’s naturally ventilating form to create an energy-efficient retrofit that uses passive strategies such as daylight, thermal mass, and operable windows to reduce the building’s reliance on mechanical systems by 70 percent. By renovating the existing structure, the firm extended the building’s life cycle and preserved the historic character of a rapidly changing neighborhood.

To read more about the Ortlieb's Bottling House, click here.

About COTE

COTE bestows the award annually on 10 design projects that have expertly integrated design excellence with cutting-edge performance in several key areas. In order to be eligible, project submissions are required to demonstrate alignment with COTE’s rigorous criteria for 10 measures that include social, economic, and ecological values. The five-member jury evaluates each project submission based on a cross-section of the 10 metrics balanced with the holistic approach to the design.

Other Top Ten Awards recipients are as follows:

• Albion District Library; Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Perkins+Will

• Georgia Tech Engineered Biosystems Building; Atlanta, Georgia | Lake|Flato in collaboration with Cooper Carry

• Mundo Verde at Cook Campus; Washington | Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

• Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House; San Francisco | Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

• New United States Courthouse - Los Angeles; Los Angeles | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

• The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum; Washington | DLR Group

• San Francisco Art Institute - Fort Mason Center Pier 2; San Francisco | Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

• Sawmill; Tehachapi, California | Olson Kundig

• Sonoma Academy’s Janet Durgin Guild & Commons; Santa Rosa, California | WRNS Studio

Complete details for each project are available on AIA’s website. Award recipients will be honored in June at the AIA’s Conference on Architecture in New York City. 


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